Overview

Christopher Quinn is a Director and Practice Lead of Corporate Recovery Services of The Claro Group located in the Houston, Texas office. He has more than 19 years of experience in financial advisory services. He has been involved in numerous projects including, but not limited to, litigation consulting, financial and operational restructurings, valuations, accounting, insurance claims, financial recovery/bankruptcy, and complex damages analysis in such matters as restructuring, patent infringement, breach of contract, business interruption, lost profits, reasonable royalties, and financial fraud and misappropriations. Chris has authored numerous expert and valuation reports and has testified in various district and bankruptcy courts in Texas.

In addition, he has experience in general business and intellectual property valuations, product royalty audits and disaster recovery calculations. Mr. Quinn has assisted numerous experts for depositions, rebuttal and trial testimony. He has consulted on cases across a number of industries, including oil and gas, energy, financial institutions, medical device, banking and consumer products. During his career, Mr. Quinn has developed and constructed complex valuation models, industry research and valuation analysis for companies in a wide range of industries, including damage models for high profile patent infringement matters, complex property loss claims, including loss of earnings, delayed opening and contingent business interruption models and calculations related to losses due to hurricanes and/or fire losses.

Mr. Quinn has also served in the following roles: interim controller, post-confirmation trustee, litigation trustee, chief restructuring officer and chief financial officer.

Prior to joining The Claro Group, Mr. Quinn worked at other national consulting firms specializing in litigation consulting, valuations, bankruptcy/restructuring and insurance claims work.

Experience +

Serving as the post confirmation trustee for two litigation trusts relating to the Chapter 11 filing of a facial recognition software company in Texas. Responsibilities include holding and administering the causes of action, determining the strategy to litigate, settle or otherwise dispose of the causes of action, make distributions from the Trusts, hire professionals (as required) and provide periodic reports to the Trust Committees as necessary.

Serving as the post confirmation trustee for a litigation trust relating to the Chapter 11 filing for a privately held hospital in Texas. Responsibilities include holding and administering the causes of action, determining the strategy to litigate, settle or otherwise dispose of the causes of action, make distributions from the Trusts, hire professionals (as required) and provide periodic reports to the Trust Committees as necessary.

Served as Chief Restructuring Officer for a public oilfield services company that provides oilfield services, including surface equipment rental, solids control services and directional drilling services, headquartered in Texas. Responsibilities included reviewing results of the day-to-day operations of all business segments and provided assistance with the efforts to reorganize or streamline these through a restructuring process. Additionally, responsibilities included reviewing a strategic and financial plan including short-term and long-term financial projections, determining the value of these assets on various premises, reviewing detailed reports of actual operating and financial results as required by the secured lenders, reporting operating results to the secured lender, assisting with an analyzing proposals of various parties to restructure debt to more favorable terms.

Worked with the Chief Restructuring Officer of a chain of convenience stores in a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceeding in Texas. The chain consists of 28 stores located in South Texas. Responsibilities included review results of the day-to-day operations of all of these entities and provided assistance with the efforts to reorganize these entities through a Court supervised restructuring process. Additionally, responsibilities included reviewing a strategic and financial plan including short-term and long-term financial projections, determining the value of these assets, reviewing detailed reports of actual operating and financial results as required by the secured lenders, unsecured creditors and assisting the management in the development and negotiation of a plan of reorganization for the debtor with all of the interested parties involved

Worked with the Chief Restructuring Advisor for an offshore oil and gas exploration and production company. Responsibilities included creating and implementing a strategic and financial plan including short-term financial projections and budgets, determining the value of the company’s oil & gas assets and assisting the debtors in the development and implementation of a long term restructuring plan. Additionally, responsibilities included assisting management with overseeing the day-to-day operations of all of the company’s properties and provided support in the efforts to recapitalize these entities through an out-of-court restructuring process to allow the company to pursue some very attractive opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico.

Served as the financial advisor to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (the “Committee”) in the Chapter 11 filing of an oil and gas exploration and production company in Texas. Advisory services include analyzing, monitoring, and evaluating the debtor’s operations on the behalf of the Committee and working with the debtor and its advisors toward a plan of reorganization or the sale of the debtor’s operations. Additional services included performing an evaluation and investigation of fraudulent transfer claims and other potential avoidance actions.

Served as financial advisor to a Texas state court receiver (and as the Debtor-in-possession) for a privately held hospital that is operating in a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceeding in Texas. Responsibilities include managing the day-to-day business of the hospital, assisting with the efforts to sell the assets or refinance and restructure the estate through a Court supervised process and to maximize the recovery to the estate’s creditors. Additionally, responsibilities include preparing and filing Court required reports, determining the value of the company’s assets and working with the former operations management of the company to identify and prosecute potential future litigation claims.

Serving as financial advisor to the Chapter 11 Trustee for a privately held provider of supply chain management software and solutions include asset planning, scheduling and visualization systems for the oil & gas, LNG, petroleum downstream refining, petrochemical, metals & mining, and pulp & paper industries. Responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of all of the assets of the estate and leading the efforts to recapitalize these entities or to sell these assets through a Court supervised process. Additionally, responsibilities include preparing Court required reports, determining the value of the company’s assets and working with the company to manage cash in order to fund the company’s ongoing operations and appellant litigation involving a trade secrets lawsuit against the company.

Served as the financial advisor of a Chapter 11 Trustee for a privately held health care company. Responsibilities include assisting with the efforts to sell these assets through a Court supervised process. Additionally, responsibilities include preparing Court required reports, determining the value of the company’s assets and working with the management of the company to manage cash in order to fund the company’s liquidation process and potential litigation proceedings.

Assisted the Chapter 11 Trustee for a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company. Responsibilities included overseeing the day-to-day operations of all of the assets of the estate and leading the efforts to recapitalize these entities or to sell these assets through a Court supervised process. Additionally, responsibilities include preparing and filing Court required reports, determining the value of the company’s oil & gas reserves and other assets, and working with the operations management of the company to manage cash in order to fund the estate’s drilling program.

Assisted the Chief Restructuring Officer of four related oil and gas exploration and production companies. These entities owned leases in the shallow water Gulf of Mexico. Responsibilities included overseeing the day-to-day operations of all of these entities and leading the efforts to reorganize these entities through an out-of-court restructuring process. Additionally, responsibilities included creating and implementing a strategic and financial plan including short-term and long-term financial projections, determining the value of these assets, preparing detailed reports of actual operating and financial results as required by the secured lenders, unsecured creditors and the parent corporation and leading the investigation of fraudulent transfer claims and other potential avoidance actions and assisting the debtors in the development and negotiation of a plan of reorganization for each of these entities with all of the interested parties involved.

Education +

BBA – Accounting, University of Houston-Downtown, 1998

Certifications +

CVA – Certified Valuation Analyst

CTP – Certified Turnaround Professional

Memberships +

National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)

Turnaround Management Association (TMA)

American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

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